College Student Mows Lawns For Free, Teaching Young Boys The Power In Giving Back

Rodney Smith Jr. mowing lawn with young boy

A college student from Huntsville, AL is doing something amazing for the elderly, disabled, and single mothers in his community.

Rodney Smith Jr. was driving through his neighborhood when he noticed an elderly neighbor struggling to cut his grass, “so it came to me that I should do something, so from then on I decided to cut grass for free for the elderly, disabled, and single parent mothers,” Smith told HuffPost.

And so, the “Raising Men Lawn Care Service” was born.

Smith’s vision is taking his small Alabama town by storm. He now has dozens of young volunteers that are making quite the difference in the community. Smith plans to register Raising Men Lawn Care Service as a non-profit organization as soon as he graduates from college.

Check out his story below and share to spread some smiles!

College Student Mows Lawns For Free For Elderly And Disabled

A college student started a free lawn service for elderly and disabled people and single moms, inspiring others to give back.

Posted by HuffPost Black Voices on Thursday, May 5, 2016

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